Qualification details

ICA50705 - Diploma of Information Technology (Software Development) (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 08/Jul/2010

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
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Is superseded by and equivalent to ICA50711 - Diploma of Software DevelopmentICA50705 core units updated and reduced. Removal of entry requirements and prerequisites. Qualification made more flexible. Elective units added and technical content updated. OUTCOMES DEEMED EQUIVALENT. 17/Jul/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBPMG505A - Manage project qualityManage project quality N/A
ICAA5054C - Validate quality and completeness of system design specificationsValidate quality and completeness of system design specifications N/A
ICAA5056B - Prepare disaster recovery and contingency plansPrepare disaster recovery and contingency plans N/A
ICAA5151B - Gather data to identify business requirementsGather data to identify business requirements N/A
ICAA5158B - Translate business needs into technical requirementsTranslate business needs into technical requirements N/A
ICAB5068B - Build using rapid application developmentBuild using rapid application development N/A
ICAB5223B - Apply intermediate object-oriented language skillsApply intermediate object-oriented language skills N/A
ICAB5226B - Apply advanced object-oriented language skillsApply advanced object-oriented language skills N/A
ICAB5227B - Apply advanced programming skills in another languageApply advanced programming skills in another language N/A
ICAB5228B - Maintain functionality of legacy code programsMaintain functionality of legacy code programs N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 261300 Software And Applications Programmers 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2231 Computing Professionals 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0201 Computer Science 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 261300 Software And Applications Programmers 08/Jul/2010 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2231 Computing Professionals 08/Jul/2010 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0201 Computer Science 08/Jul/2010 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 08/Jul/2010 
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Modification History

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Description

Description 

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in programming and software development. A competent person could work as a specialist in the area of programming including the ICT and programming aspects of games development. The qualification has a strong ICT base with the potential for inclusion of a range of broader design and multimedia units to suit particular needs. Up to 25 per cent of all units can potentially be selected from outside of ICA05 enabling significant flexibility in the composition of the qualification.

Job Roles 

Possible job titles include:

  • Games Developer
  • Games Programmer
  • Middleware Programmer
  • Programming/Software Engineer
  • Software Applications Specialist
  • Software Architect
  • Software Design Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Developer/Programmer
  • Software Development Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Xbox Programmer

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements 

The following units contain the basic fundamentals of ICT knowledge and skills for all qualifications at Certificate III in IT and above. These units or demonstrated equivalence are required for entry into this qualification:

BSBCMN106A Follow workplace safety procedures

ICAD2012B Design organisational documents using computing packages

ICAU1128B Operate a personal computer

ICAU2005B Operate computer hardware

ICAU2006B Operate computing packages

ICAU2013B Integrate commercial computing packages

ICAU2231B Use computer operating system

ICAW2001B Work effectively in an IT environment

ICAW2002B Communicate in the workplace

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills Summary 

ICA50705 Diploma of Information Technology  (Software Development )

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills required for a Software Developer. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • communicating clear concepts and solutions to complex issues in an unambiguous manner to colleagues and clients
  • using plain English literacy and communication skills in relation to analysis, evaluation and presentation of information, for example when developing polices and procedures
  • using report writing skills for business, requiring depth in some areas, and analysis and evaluation of information, for example when developing supporting documentation

Teamwork

  • coordinating groups and teams
  • delegating roles and responsibilities to team for the implementation of project plans
  • participating in teams concerned with planning and evaluation functions

Problem Solving

  • analysing and planning approaches to technical problems or management requirements
  • determining the system design audit technique or methodology that will be followed
  • using a debugger to detect logical and coding errors

Initiative and Enterprise

  • transferring and applying theoretical concepts and/or technical or creative skills to a range of situations

Planning and Organising

  • using project planning skills in relation to scope, time, cost, quality, communications and risk management for example when reviewing user requirements

Self-management

  • taking personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations or organising others

Learning

  • providing learning and development opportunities for the project team

Technology

  • identifying technology needs, sourcing, purchasing, installing, configuring and testing software components including hardware

Packaging Rules

Qualification Structure 

To attain the ICA50705 Diploma of Information Technology (Software Development) 17 units must be achieved:

  • 9 core units; plus
  • 8 elective units

Achieve 9 Core Units 

Core 

BSBPMG505A Manage project quality

ICAA5056B Prepare disaster recovery and contingency plans

ICAA5158B Translate business needs into technical requirements

ICAB5223B Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills

ICAB5226B Apply advanced object-oriented language skills

ICAB5227B Apply advanced programming skills in another language

ICAS5202B Ensure privacy for users

ICAT5079B Perform integration test

PSPPM502B Manage complex projects

Achieve 4 Elective Units from the Specialist Electives list below 

Specialist Electives 

ICAA5054C Validate quality and completeness of system design specifications

ICAA5151B Gather data to identify business requirements

ICAB5068B Build using rapid application development

ICAB5228B Maintain functionality of legacy code programs

ICAB5230B Maintain custom software

ICAP5039B Match IT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise

ICAS5102B Establish and maintain client user liaison

ICAT5081B Perform systems test

Achieve 4 Elective Units Chosen from the Following Sources  (Listed in Recommended Order )

  • further units from the Specialist Electives list above; and/or
  • ICA05 Information and Communications Technology Training Package  at Diploma or Advanced Diploma (up to 2 units can be selected at Certificate IV); and/or
  • preferred Training Packages at Diploma or Advanced Diploma (ICT02 Telecommunications; BSB07 Business Services; CUF07 Screen and Media; ICP05 Printing and Graphic Arts); and/or
  • any other Training Package (to maximum of 2 units) at Diploma or Advanced Diploma based on documented industry or enterprise needs

Prerequisite Requirements

Prerequisites Requirements 

A number of units within this qualification have prerequisites. These are detailed as follows:

Code and Title 

Prerequisite units required 

ICAA5158B Translate business needs into technical requirements

ICAA4233B Determine and apply appropriate development methodologies

ICAB5223B Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills

ICAB4219B Apply introductory object-oriented language skills #

ICAB5226B Apply advanced object-oriented language skills

ICAB5223B Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills #

ICAB5227B Apply advanced programming skills in another language

ICAB4229B Apply intermediate programming skills in another language #

# This unit has prerequisite requirements. Section 1.6 provides further details.

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